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Managers and directors in storage and warehousing

Average National Salaries (2020)

Age 20

£6,760 pile of coins

Age 35

£31,200 pile of coins

Age 50

£39,000 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £33,280

What does this career do?

Managers and directors in storage and warehousing plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources necessary for the safe and efficient receipt, storage and warehousing of goods and for the maintenance of stocks at an optimal level.

Typical tasks

  • liaises with production, maintenance, sales and other departments to determine the materials and other items required for current and future production schedules and sales commitments
  • reviews, develops and implements stock control, handling and distribution policies to maximise use of space, money, labour and other resources
  • advises purchasing department on type, quality and quantity of goods required and dates by which they must be available
  • prepares reports on expenditure and advises on materials and parts standardisation, future stores and stock control policies
  • decides on storage conditions for particular items, allocates warehouse space and arranges for regular stock inspections to detect deterioration or damage.

Current entry requirements

Candidates are recruited with a variety of academic qualifications and/or with relevant experience. Entrants to management trainee schemes offered by larger companies will require GCSEs/S grades, A levels/H grades, a degree or other equivalent qualifications. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. Professional and vocational qualifications covering a number of areas including supply chain and operations management are available at NVQ/SVQ Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2020)
Female
(2020)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Full-time

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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